Your recent sightings at Lakenheath Fen
Your recent sightings
The latest from Lakenheath- birds of prey, fly agarics and house sparrows!
This week has been quite a cold one which seems to have brought further redwing and fieldfare into the reserve, and these could be seen anywhere with berry bushes, especially hawthorn. Siskin numbers are increasing too, and are becoming a commoner...Posted 10 Nov 2019 by Heidi Jones
An update on the reserve- what we've been up to and what the birds have been up to!
This week on the reserve we have had a large influx of fieldfare - yesterday (31 October) a flock of around 300 flew overhead whilst I fed the birds, and there are plenty of redwing on site too. A lot of these birds are passing through but in the...Posted 01 Nov 2019 by Heidi Jones
Whooper swans and solar panels!
This past week on the reserve has seen a rise in the number of whooper swans on the reserve- on 22 October we had over 200 recorded on the Washland in the early morning. These seem to be leaving at about 09:30ish in the morning, having flown into...Posted 24 Oct 2019 by Heidi Jones
A week of birds coming and going and fungi growing…
Now we are well into autumn we have good numbers of redwing on the reserve, and they especially like hawthorn bushes at the moment. Brandon Fen family trail is a good spot to look for these, but anywhere with berry bushes is giving sightings. One ...Posted 19 Oct 2019 by Heidi Jones
Finches, fungi and fish-eating birds
This past week on the reserve has seen an appearance of our elusive cranes - a visitor saw three flying together over Trial Wood on 9 October. Because they are so tricky to see at the moment, it’s unclear whether this is our breeding pair and thei...Posted 12 Oct 2019 by Heidi Jones
Migration is well underway at Lakenheath!
This week has seen a few interesting migrants passing through or stopping off on the reserve. On 2 October we had our first redwing flying over, making their distinctive ‘seep seep’ calls as they went. Our work party counted around forty-six and I...Posted 05 Oct 2019 by Heidi Jones